Thunderstorms = No Electricity
|The lighter green leaves you see in the center, at the top|
are actually from my neighbor's tree.
Our tree looks a bit weird because it is so thin at the top.
|This lamp post is about 15 feet away |
from the trunk of the tree. This branch
is pretty big.
Well, not much schooling going on this week. We managed to squeeze in a few math worksheets and some reading. . .lots of reading, actually.
I am inspired by…
Crochet patterns! I receive various crochet patterns by email from Lion Brand Yarn and I've found some neat things on Pinterest, too. They are inspiring me to begin a crochet project. I usually do my crocheting during the cooler months, but I for some reason, I'm ready to grab a hook and some yarn and go at it!! Here are some pretty pieces I'd like to try:
|I'm hoping I have enough yarn on hand |
to get started on this now.
|This is really pretty.|
|This seems perfect for the fall.|
|This is actually a crochet/knit combo.|
I can't knit well, but one day I'll tackle it!
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
This week was tough, but my in-laws came through for us. They only lost power for about 24 hours, so we were able to stay in their home while our power was out. It was such a blessing because it has been so hot and it was hard to keep everyone cool, especially the baby. It was great because it helped my children through a tough time, especially my son. Thunderstorms and no electricity don't just "bother him" but they really scare him. So the distraction of being at Grand-Dad and Grand-Ma's house was just what he needed.
My least favorite thing this week was…
Getting rid of most of the food in my refrigerator and freezer. It was such a painful process to see so much wasted. I'm sad about it because I keep wondering what I could have done differently to keep more. But with the temps soaring to about 100 degrees each day, the food spoiled so quickly. Husband is in the process of trying to get a stationary generator installed so that we don't waste this much food again.
Questions/thoughts I have…
Wondering about the next school year. I'm still piecing together my curriculum choices. I'm also wondering about ways to help implement a bit of independence in our school days...I'm not sure. I've heard of people doing "work boxes" and having everything laid out for the school year ahead of time. That way, the child is able to just grab all assignments for the day and work through them. Our schedule just doesn't flow that way. Any thoughts?
Things I’m working on…
I'm working on thinning out last year's school work (except for the really important things), and filing it way with our homeschool review forms. All you homeschool moms out there: How much school work do you keep each year? How do you file it all away? Do you file it away at all?
The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part One: The Witnesses by Sharon Ewell Foster. I signed up for the summer reading program at library, right along with my children! Sharon Ewell Foster is one of my favorite Christian, historical fiction authors.
Nothing much. Heating up left overs from when we ate out this week. We tried to purchase "family style" meals this week rather than "fast food" so that it would last us longer.
|The inside of my empty freezer. :(|
I’m grateful for…
My life, health, strength, my family and my home. . .and for electricity.
I’m praying for…
Those still suffering from the storm, my great-uncle who's in the hospital.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
A pretty song.